World's Fair Auction

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Category: 1904 St. Louis World's Fair (91 to 110)

Also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, it was held to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Purchase from France.
R L H refers to Robert L. Hendershott's book "1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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 Bronze shield shaped medal: "Commemorative Medal, Louisiana Purchase Exposition" with eagle above and dolphins below. The other side has 2 woman, one is Columbia and the other figure is divesting herself of the cloak of France. Around the edge is "Universal Exposition, Saint Louis, United States Of America" with "MCMIV" below. (RLH 30-110) The medal comes in the original box with gold writing on the top "Universal Exposition St. Louis" (RLH 30-130). An original paper insert tells the meaning of the symbols on the medal. The medal is marked in tiny letters "A.A. Weinman Fecit". Size: Medal is 2 3/4" wide by 2 3/4" high. Box is 3 1/4" by 3 3/8". Condition: Medal is Excellent. The Box is Fine with apron separations on the top and one apron is totally separated, but included. The paper insert is fine with 3 tears, one is 1" long on the fold.  
$ 80
 Box Medal, gold colored. Obverse: In the center is the "Hall of Festivals and Cascades" with "St. Louis Fair 1904" written around the bottom. The obverse is the cover to the box and opens with a hinge at the top. Reverse: Pictured in the center is "Louisiana Purchase Monument" with "1803" at the bottom. (Similar to RLH 19-250 without the loop and ribbon.) Size: 1 3/8" diameter by 1/8" thick. Condition: Extremely Fine, there is one spot on the reverse and the hinge is a little loose.  
$ 40 *
 Bronze Medal in the original box. The obverse has high relief of 4 standing female figures (one semi-nude) and a tree in the middle. The reverse just has writing "St. Louis 1904 America Welcomes the World". The obverse is marked in small letters "DePaulis F". The round box is marked "Monnaie de Paris". (RLH 30-280) Size: 2" diameter by 1/8" thick. The box is 2 1/8" diameter. Condition: Excellent. The edges of the box have a little wear.  
$ 36
 Gold Plated Ohio Commission Pendant. Obverse: Fleur de Lis in the center with "David Freidman Caldwell, Ohio" etched around the edge. Reverse: Pictures a shield in the center with several symbols in it and Latin in a ribbon at bottom of shield. Around the top is "Ohio Commission" at bottom is "Louisiana Purchase Exposition". (David Freidman was a member of the Ohio Comission and we have been selling his passes in the last few auctions.) Rare. Size: 1 3/16" diameter. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 32
 Aluminum Medal picturing 5 fair buildings in circles in the center with "Louisiana Purchase Exposition" and "St. Louis U.S.A." written around the edge. The reverse had "Historic Souvenir World's Fair" around the edge. In the center is "The best and noblest efforts of the twenty centuries ... may never shine it's (sic) glowing and life giving rays on such splendor again." Hole is not original. Size: 1 11/16" diameter. Condition: Extremely Fine, a little age toning.  
$ 10
 Reverse Painted Glass Picture of the "Cascade Gardens. Worlds Fair St. Louis 1904" in the original gold painted wooden frame. Mother of pearl is used in the picture to highlight areas like the water in the fountain. Size: 6 3/4" wide by 5" high. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 17 *
 Match Safe with Cigar Cutter. Embossed image of "Palace of Manufacturers. St. Louis 1904." on one side and "Palace of Mines and Metallurgy." on the other. (RLH 29-250) Size: 2 5/8" by 1 1/2" by 1/2" thick. Condition: Very Fine with a little tarnish.  
$ 27
 Aluminum stamp box with embossed "Worlds Fair St. Louis 1904" on the top. Inside slides open on hinge to reveal storage for stamps. Size: 1 5/8" wide by 1 1/8" by 3/16" thick. Condition: Fine, there is a spot of corrosion at the top center.  
$ 16
 Pass to the "Dedication Ceremonies", "Louisiana Purchase Exposition", "April 30th, May 1st and 2nd, 1903." The ticket is numbered "2309" The name is not filled in. Size: 4 1/4" wide by 2 9/16" high. Condition: Excellent with a slight toning of the paper.  
$ 80
 Season Pass to the "Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company" "No 4289". At top there is a graphic of a man on a horse holding a cross talking to a Native American in a canoe. The pass is for (written in ink) "Mrs. David Friedman" and runs from "April 30th" to "Dec. 1st. The ticket has 2 facsimile signatures. There are conditions on the back. Size: 4 1/16" wide by 2 1/2" high. Condition: Fine. Soiling and a line, like a crack, above the 'A' in Louisiana.  
$ 90
 Clear Glass Tumbler with Raised Gold Enamel Decorations and "World's Fair 1904 St. Louis" written on the front in raised enamel gold letters. The top half of the glass has purple color that goes from darker to lighter from the top of the glass to the center. Size: 2 1/4" diameter at the top by 3 3/4" tall. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 20
 China Vase with a multicolor transfer of the "Palace of Manufacturers", "St. Louis Exposition 1904". The top of the vase is blue with gold trim. The bottom is marked "Victoria Carlsbad Austria". Size: 2 3/4" wide by 1 7/8" deep by 6 1/4" tall. Condition: Excellent.  
$ 55
 Miniature Mug with a color transfer image of the "Main Entrance Palace of Arts", "St. Louis 1904." Printed below the picture. Size: 1 7/8" high by 2 1/8" wide (handle to rim). Condition: Excellent, but the lettering is hard to read, as made.  
$ 8 *
 White China Plate with a multicolor transfer of the "Palace of Varied Industry" with "World's Fair St. Louis Mo. 1904" written above. Around the edge is decorated in gold gilt. Size: 7 1/2" diameter. Condition: Excellent. The gold gilt is beautiful. There is one spot in the transfer that is missing as made.  
$ 12 *
 "The Ferris Wheel at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, 1904." Folder with the Wheel pictured on the front. When opened the inside is a map of the fair grounds in green, black and red. The other side has information about the Ferris Wheel. Size: Open: 12 3/8" wide by 9 3/8" high. Closed: 3 3/16" wide by 6 3/16" high. Condition: Very Good, there are tears on all the seam edges, most are 1/2" or less but 1 is 2 1/2" long.  
$ 25
 Booklet, "Philippine Islands Forestry and Timber Exhibit", "Louisiana Purchase Exposition St. Louis 1904" picturing trees on the cover. Inside are 30 pages. The first 10 pages discuss Forestry in the Philippines, then there are 3 pages of pictures of the exhibit. After that are lists of all the trees found in the Philippines, with their "Vulgar name", "Scientific Name", "Family Name" and "Uses". Size: 6" wide by 3 1/2" wide. Condition: Fine, there is a 1" tear on the spine otherwise it's nice and clean.  
$ 10
 Booklet, "Singer Souvenir of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, A.D. 1904". The cover has embossed letters, shields, eagle and both axes, one on each side of the writing. Inside are 20 pages with several black and white pictures with the centerfold being a color picture of an aerial view of the fairgrounds. There is also plenty of text including "Formal Transfer of the Territory to the United States", "American Opposition to the Louisiana Purchase" and much more. Size: 7" wide by 5" high. Condition: Very Fine. Some edge damage to the cover and discoloration of the cover's lettering near the lower right corner. The insides are clean except for slight discolor lower right corner of first page.  
$ 8 *
 Folder for "Randall's Fruit Juices" with a "Bird's-eye of St. Louis Exposition" on the cover. Opens to 4 panels with a color map of the fairgrounds showing all the locations where you can buy Randall's Grape Juice. Size: Closed: 7" wide by 5 1/8" high. Open: 14" wide by 10 3/16" high. Condition: Very Fine, there is a horizontal fold across the center.  
$ 8 *
 Unused Multicolor Postcard picturing the "Palace of Machinery." This postcard advertises "The Regal" Shoe Company in a crest under the left side of the picture. At the bottom in red states that if you write to the company they will send you a "complete diagram and bird's eye view of the Exposition Grounds" as well as other information. On the back the card is marked "Private Mailing Card", "Compliments of Regal Shoe Co., Inc." and more. Size: 5 1/2" wide by 3 3/16" high. Condition: Very Fine. Soiled in lower left corner and the back is browned.  
$ 1
 Used Multicolor Postcard picturing the "Dining at Lunchow-Faust Restaurant Tyrolean Alps" picturing the building with people in early period costumes. In the upper left corner is "Official Souvenir World's Fair St. Louis 1904". "Samuel Cupples" made the postcard. The back is for address and was mailed using the official U.S. 1 cent Fair's stamp and postmarked "Oct 29, 1904". Size: 5 1/2" wide by 3 1/2" high. Condition: Fine. All the corners are curved, a little edge damage to the left side and there is a cancellation in the upper left corner of the front.  
$ 5
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